Kimberly Farah, Ph.D.Professor of Chemistry
Office: Wass Hall
Department: Mathematics and Science
Degrees: Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell; M.S.E , University of Massachusetts, Lowell; B.S., Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University
Kimberly Farah's scholarly interests are in the areas of new analytical techniques for environmental analysis, toxicology, stormwater engineering and statistical process control. She has co-authored two book chapters. Additionally she has published numerous articles in national and international journals including the American Production Inventory Control Society (APICS) Journal, American Environmental Laboratory, The Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Applied Spectroscopy Reviews Talanta, and the Microchemical Journal. She has presented at both regional and national meetings of the American Chemical Society and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. Her current research involves the use of gravel wetlands for the improvement of stormwater quality and evaluation of the Toxics Use Reduction Act as enacted by the state of Massachusetts.
Prior to her position at Lasell College, Kim Farah was an officer in the U.S. Army. She served as platoon leader and company executive officer for the forwardly deployed missile maintenance company of the 702nd Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Korea. Subsequent to that deployment, she was responsible for the planning, directing and coordinating of the fielding of the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) companies and associated test equipment in the United States, Europe, and Korea. She has been awarded the overseas service ribbon, the Army Achievement Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. In addition to her research work, Kim Farah acts an assistant moderator for the International Baccalaureate Organization in Cardiff, Wales. She also volunteers as a national speaker for Chinese Children Adoption International. She has been recognized in Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World.
How do your course topics help students at Lasell College outside of scientific research?
"I believe that the analytical thinking skills developed in science courses can be applied to any area of inquiry and study. Additionally, there is a real need for students and citizens to become aware of the significance of science in order to make wise decisions both in the workplace and in community."